History Music / ArcadeFire

5th Dec '16 1:47:48 AM Xtifr
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'''Arcade Fire''' are a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian indie rock band formed in Montreal in 2001 by Texan ex-pat Win Butler (then a student at Concordia University in Montreal) and his Haitian-Quebecois then-girlfriend (now wife) Regine Chassagne (then a student at crosstown rival [=McGill=] University). Although their numbers can swell to ten on tour, the core band consists of seven musicians (most multi-instrumentalists): Butler (lead vocals, guitar) Chassagne (drums, accordion, vocals, everything), Richard Reed Parry (guitar, everything), Jeremy Gara (drums), Tim Kingsbury (bass), Win's brother Will Butler (keyboards, synth) and violinist Sarah Neufeld.

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'''Arcade Fire''' Arcade Fire are a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian indie rock band formed in Montreal in 2001 by Texan ex-pat Win Butler (then a student at Concordia University in Montreal) and his Haitian-Quebecois then-girlfriend (now wife) Regine Chassagne (then a student at crosstown rival [=McGill=] University). Although their numbers can swell to ten on tour, the core band consists of seven musicians (most multi-instrumentalists): Butler (lead vocals, guitar) Chassagne (drums, accordion, vocals, everything), Richard Reed Parry (guitar, everything), Jeremy Gara (drums), Tim Kingsbury (bass), Win's brother Will Butler (keyboards, synth) and violinist Sarah Neufeld.
25th Aug '16 11:23:57 AM Doug86
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** "It's Never Over (Hey Orpheus)" with Win and Regine as [[Myth/GreekMythology Orpheus and Eurydice]].

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** "It's Never Over (Hey Orpheus)" with Win and Regine as [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Orpheus and Eurydice]].



* ConceptAlbum: All of their albums have at least shades of this: ''Funeral'' focuses on aging, loss, and community; ''Neon Bible'' is darker and fixates on the apocalypse and religion, with television and the ocean also used as motifs; ''The Suburbs'' focuses on childhood and the past. ''Reflektor'' returns to religious themes, exploring death, the afterlife, and Myth/GreekMythology, as well as acting at least partially as a criticism of modern society.

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* ConceptAlbum: All of their albums have at least shades of this: ''Funeral'' focuses on aging, loss, and community; ''Neon Bible'' is darker and fixates on the apocalypse and religion, with television and the ocean also used as motifs; ''The Suburbs'' focuses on childhood and the past. ''Reflektor'' returns to religious themes, exploring death, the afterlife, and Myth/GreekMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, as well as acting at least partially as a criticism of modern society.
4th Jun '16 7:40:07 PM gewunomox
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: As eclectic as you'd expect a rock band with an accordionist (Regine) and string section to be. Their live shows have been described as like "a [[TheClash Clash]] concert hijacked by the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil."

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: As eclectic as you'd expect a rock band with an accordionist (Regine) and string section to be. Their live shows have been described as like "a [[TheClash [[Music/TheClash Clash]] concert hijacked by the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil."
2nd May '16 10:28:14 PM aye_amber
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Since the release of their debut album ''Funeral'' in 2004, the band has emerged as one of the most prominent indie rock outfits this side of 2000, garnering near-unanimous critical favour, and acquiring a reputation for dynamic live shows as well as [[ColbertBump several famous fans]]. [[Music/{{U2}} Bono]] and [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]] have both sung their praises, and they've performed live with DavidBowie, {{U2}} and BruceSpringsteen. Arcade Fire are known for changing their sound between albums and once even between an EP and album, which always splits their fanbase. Despite this, their commercial success continues to increase.

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Since the release of their debut album ''Funeral'' in 2004, the band has emerged as one of the most prominent indie rock outfits this side of 2000, garnering near-unanimous critical favour, and acquiring a reputation for dynamic live shows as well as [[ColbertBump several famous fans]]. [[Music/{{U2}} Bono]] and [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]] have both sung their praises, and they've performed live with DavidBowie, {{U2}} Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{U2}}, and BruceSpringsteen.Music/BruceSpringsteen. Arcade Fire are known for changing their sound between albums and once even between an EP and album, which always splits their fanbase. Despite this, their commercial success continues to increase.
9th Apr '16 5:54:59 AM BJHH
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Reflektor'' incorporates, of all things, {{Disco}} and GlamRock (courtesy of producer [[LCDSoundsystem James Murphy]], as well as dub reggae from their time recording in Jamaica.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Reflektor'' incorporates, of all things, {{Disco}} and GlamRock (courtesy of producer [[LCDSoundsystem James Murphy]], Murphy]]), as well as dub reggae from their time recording in Jamaica.
11th Sep '15 6:25:44 PM madius
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Reflektor'' incorporates, of all things, {{Disco}} and GlamRock.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Reflektor'' incorporates, of all things, {{Disco}} and GlamRock.GlamRock (courtesy of producer [[LCDSoundsystem James Murphy]], as well as dub reggae from their time recording in Jamaica.
10th Sep '15 2:53:27 PM madius
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* GrowingUpSucks: "In the Backseat.".

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* GrowingUpSucks: "In the Backseat."." Regine fearfully sings that she prefers watching the scenery from the backseat of a car, associating the driver's seat with growing old and eventually dying. When she gets to the final line, "I've been learning to drive my whole life," she [[HeroicBSOD realizes just what she is saying and begins wailing]].
9th Sep '15 12:48:00 PM madius
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** "Here Comes the Night Time II" for "Here Comes the Night Time."
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Reflektor''. The first half is looser and toys with rhythmic and dub elements from Jamaica, while the second half sounds like their preceding work. Each disc contains a version of "Here Comes the Night Time", with the second one opening the second disc as a DarkReprise of the first version.
9th Sep '15 12:40:44 PM madius
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* TheElevenOClockNumber: Not ''exactly,'' but all three albums have perhaps their most epic songs as the penultimate tracks: "Rebellion (Lies)" on ''Funeral'', "No Cars Go" from ''Neon Bible'', and "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" off ''The Suburbs.''

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* TheElevenOClockNumber: Not ''exactly,'' but all three four albums have perhaps their most epic songs as the penultimate tracks: "Rebellion (Lies)" on ''Funeral'', "No Cars Go" from ''Neon Bible'', and "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" off ''The Suburbs.''Suburbs'', and "Afterlife" from ''Reflektor''.



** ''Reflektor'' carries on this tradition, with the climactic "Afterlife" being the penultimate track. Disc 1 averts this- "Joan of Arc" is the last track, rather than the second-to-last.


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* LighterAndSofter: Many critics noted that the first half of ''Reflektor'' sounded like the band were thoroughly having fun. In the lead-up to the album's release, the band performed as The Reflektors, an alter ego based around bright carnival attire, and Carribean- and Latin-based percussion.
13th Aug '15 8:24:31 PM deathmaster87
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* ArcWords: "The kids" throughout the band's works, "the neighbourhood/neighbours" in ''Funeral'', "the suburbs" in, well, ''Music/TheSuburbs''.

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* ArcWords: "The kids" throughout the band's works, "the neighbourhood/neighbours" in ''Funeral'', "the suburbs" in, well, ''Music/TheSuburbs''. The phrase "can you see me" is also repeated several times in ''Reflektor'', as is the term "reflective age".
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